This pie is so yummy! I love trying recipes from different cultures and this one didn't disappoint. Definitely something to try.
- 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 lb ricotta cheese
- 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup toasted almonds
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/4 cup heavy cream
Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar together in a bowl. Shape into 9" pie plate. If crust is too crumbly, add a small amount of butter so crumbs will hold together. Bake at 375 for 8-9 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow to cool.
Combine ricotta, confectioner's sugar, and almond extract in a bowl and set aside. Combine almonds and chocolate. Chop together in a food processor; do not chop too fine.
Fold together cheese mix and chopped almond & chocolate and chill. Whip heavy cream until stiff. Fold into ricotta and chocolate mix half at a time.
Spoon into chilled crust and let sit overnight before serving.
Recipe and photo from OliveGarden.com